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  • Deputy shoots armed man suspected of being drug dealer, officials say

    Deputy shoots armed man suspected of being drug dealer, officials say

    A sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a suspected drug dealer early Sunday in South Los Angeles after the suspect pointed a gun at the officer, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 3:45 a.m. near the intersection of Main and 118th streets, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County...

  • Sheriff's deputy kills gunman who shot at officer in Walnut Park

    Sheriff's deputy kills gunman who shot at officer in Walnut Park

    A sheriff's deputy shot and killed a gunman who wounded another officer during an earlier confrontation  Saturday in Southeast Los Angeles, officials said. The 31-year-old suspect was shot about 7:10 a.m. in the 2700 block of Grand Avenue in the Walnut Park area, said Lt. Holly Francisco, of the...

  • Authorities search for gunman who shot and wounded deputy

    Authorities search for gunman who shot and wounded deputy

    Authorities were searching early Saturday for a gunman who shot and wounded a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in Walnut Park. The shooting occurred when the deputy confronted the male suspect, who was walking near the intersection of Pacific Boulevard and Grand Avenue about 4 a.m., said Deputy...

  • Gunfire reported amid surveillance operation in Walnut Park

    Gunfire reported amid surveillance operation in Walnut Park

    Gunfire broke out Monday night while law enforcement authorities were on an apparent surveillance operation in the unincorporated Walnut Park neighborhood adjacent to South Los Angeles. The operation was being conducted by authorities from San Bernardino County when shots were reported in the 2900...

  • Two killed in separate shootings in Compton

    Two killed in separate shootings in Compton

    Detectives are searching for suspects after two people were killed and two more were injured in Compton shootings this week, authorities said. Around 12:16 a.m. Friday a 42-year-old man was shot and killed on the 15600 block of Visalia Avenue, said Deputy Ryan Rouzan, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s...

  • L.A. County sheriff's deputy acquitted of felony assaults, convicted of misdemeanors

    L.A. County sheriff's deputy acquitted of felony assaults, convicted of misdemeanors

    A jury Friday acquitted an L.A. County sheriff's deputy of a series of felonies in the beatings of inmates, but convicted him on three misdemeanor counts of simple assault. Prosecutors accused Jermaine Jackson of beating inmates in the Compton courthouse lockup and Twin Towers jail and said he...

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